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Bloomington Briefing Published March 1, 2021
Updated on March 1, 2021

City’s sustainable bulky item disposal plan draft

Changes are coming to how bulky items are disposed of in Bloomington. The current curbside model generates significant waste sent to landfills, is expensive, and raises concerns related to availability of landfill space for these materials in the future. The Sustainability Commission has proposed a new model for managing bulky items in a more sustainable and cost-effective way. The proposal includes giving residents vouchers to dispose of one to two bulky items at their curb throughout the year as well as hosting one or two community drop-off events that would be open to all residents in Bloomington. The City is seeking feedback to ensure that the new service options reflect the needs of the community.

Online listening sessions

The City and Sustainability Commission are holding two online meetings to share more information about the proposed changes and receive community input. Anyone interested in learning more about the plan and providing feedback is encouraged to attend. The meetings will be facilitated to encourage questions and comments.  Meetings will be held:   

  • March 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • March 23, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

Register for the meetings in advance at The meeting link will be sent upon registering.  

Take the survey 

People who want give their feedback on the plan, but do not want to attend an online meeting can share their comments through a brief survey at

Learn more

Learn more about the proposed changes and how you can make your voice heard at